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The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks people who are committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment.

MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. MedPAC staff evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress. In addition, staff prepare analyses of proposed regulations, write issue briefs, and contribute to the preparation of Congressional testimony. They provide technical support as needed to staffs of Congressional committees through memos and briefings.

  • Senior Analyst / Principal Policy Analyst – Institutional provider payment systemsHideDetails

     
    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a senior health policy analyst committed to producing high-quality work in an intellectually challenging environment. Depending on qualifications, exceptionally well-qualified applicants may be considered at the Principal Policy Analyst level.

    MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan legislative branch agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers and health plans, and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries.

    MedPAC analytic staff members evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. They also provide technical support as needed to Congressional committees through memos and briefings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the Congress and in other reports periodically mandated by the Congress.

    Senior analysts must be able to frame policy questions and develop research plans with minimal supervision. They must be willing to work independently or as part of a team, taking or giving direction as needed by a particular project.

    Analytical skills:

    • ability to analyze Medicare policies, identify issues of relevance to the Congress, develop policy options and evaluate their implications

    • resourcefulness to investigate complex issues and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information

    • familiarity and comfort with statistics and other quantitative methods; familiarity with a wide range of health care and Medicare data

    • ability to research varied topics as needed by the Commission Writing and communications skills:

    • ability to produce high-quality, clear, concise written work on time

    • strong speaking skills to present research at MedPAC’s public meetings and to communicate with both technical and nontechnical audiences

    Education and experience:

    • a graduate degree in economics, quantitative methods, health services research, public policy, or health administration

    • at least five years of post-graduate experience with federal or state government, a policy research organization or an academic institution

    • analytic experience involving Medicare or other public or private payer payment systems, with a particular emphasis on fee-for-service payment systems for institutional providers (hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, inpatient psychiatric facilities, et cetera )

    Salary commensurate with experience. Must be a U.S. citizen . To apply, please send a resume or curriculum vita to jobpostings@medpac.gov, or mail to

    James E. Mathews, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
    425 I Street, NW, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001
    Term Expires:
  • Analyst – Post-Acute Care PolicyHideDetails

    The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) seeks a health policy analyst to serve as an analyst on the Commission’s staff. The ideal candidate will have specific experience with Medicare’s post-acute care payment systems and other Medicare policies affecting post-acute acute providers such as skilled nursing facilities (SNF), home health agencies (HHA), rehabilitation providers (IRF), and long-term care hospitals (LTCH).

    The candidate chosen for the position will evaluate current and alternative Medicare post-acute care policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. He or she will provide technical support as needed to Congressional committees through memos and briefings. The post-acute care analyst must be able to frame policy questions, develop research plans, and simulate the effect of payment policies on providers. He or she must be willing to work independently with minimal supervision or as part of a team.

    Analytical skills:

    • Ability to analyze Medicare policies affecting post-acute care providers, identify issues of relevance to the Congress, develop policy options and evaluate their implications.

    • Ability to investigate complex issues and synthesize quantitative and qualitative information.

    • Ability to research Federal regulations or similar sources Medicare’s policies affecting post- acute care providers.  Familiarity with academic literature on Medicare’s specific post-  acute care policies (e.g., SNF, HHA, IRF, et cetera).

    •   Ability to conduct quantitative analyses (statistics, econometrics, or microsimulation  
    models). The ability to conduct primary data analysis using statistical software (e.g., SAS, Stata, et cetera), is extremely advantageous, but not a prerequisite for the  position.

    • Ability to research varied topics related to Medicare’s post-acute care policies as needed by the 
    Commission.

    Writing and communications skills:

    • Ability to produce high-quality written work on time.

    • Strong speaking skills to present research at MedPAC’s public meetings.  The ideal candidate will 
    be able to communicate complex technical concepts and analyses to both technical and nontechnical 
    audiences.

    Education  and experience:

    • A graduate degree in economics, health services research, public policy, public health, health administration, or related field.

    • At least two years of post-graduate experience with federal or state government, a policy research organization, academic institution, insurer or health plan, or a health care provider organization.

    Salary commensurate with experience. U.S. citizenship required. To apply, please send a resume or curriculum vita to jobpostings@medpac.gov, or to


    James E. Mathews, Ph.D. Executive Director,
    MedPAC, Suite 701
    Washington, DC 20001

    About MedPAC

    MedPAC is a small, nonpartisan federal agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicare payments to health care providers, and issues affecting access to and quality of care received by Medicare beneficiaries. MedPAC staff evaluate Medicare policies, develop options for consideration by the Commission, and present their work in regular public meetings. MedPAC publishes its recommendations and supporting analyses in two annual reports to the congress and in other periodically mandated by the Congress.
     
    Term Expires:

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